We are constantly being told how China leads the world in green technologies.Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am
More than 130 world leaders and 50,000 supporters and hangers-on are heading to Rio de Janeiro for what is billed as the biggest-ever international conference. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, calls the gathering, 'a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make real progress towards a sustainable economy of the future'.16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
I refer to the article by Wyss Yim ('Hot? Blame the urban heat island', April 1).
To enable your readers to better understand the issue on the urban heat island effect in Hong Kong and the roles of carbon dioxide and water vapour in global climate change, we would like to provide the following information.25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
On March 31, millions across the globe once again pledged their support to cut carbon by shutting off their lights for Earth Hour. The hour was marked by candlelight vigils, fashion shows, concerts and other activities, creating a party-like atmosphere. Unfortunately, it also did not cut much carbon.10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
A number of readers have e-mailed criticising last Wednesday's column in which I argued that Beijing's opposition to a global deal to limit greenhouse-gas emissions is rational, if not altruistic.2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Exco's approval of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok coincided with the release of a scientific paper showing increases in global atmospheric temperatures since 1998 to have been much higher than projected once Arctic measurements are included.29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Tomorrow the leaders of the so-called BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa - will meet in New Delhi for their fourth annual summit. Inevitably, they will spend much of their time in the Indian capital trying to persuade the world that they stand together on a broad range of issues.28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Chinese scientist Lu Longhua is well acquainted with the cold; he has even been to the North Pole three times.
But this winter, as a bitter cold snap blanketed Europe and Asia, and public interest in the Arctic soared, the veteran meteorologist of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences struggled to pinpoint a reason for the weather anomaly.10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The roller-coaster climate talks which had negotiators from nearly 200 nations working around the clock for two weeks captured media attention around the world - except on the mainland.18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The Durban climate summit has been proclaimed a great success. The chair, South Africa's Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, told the delegates: 'We have concluded this meeting with [a plan] to save one planet for the future of our children and our grandchildren to come. We have made history.' Don't be fooled. It was an almost total failure.16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Deadlock at the UN climate talks in Durban would have put them in the same league as the Doha round of trade liberalisation talks for the failure of drawn-out multilateral efforts to advance international co-operation. Given the worst-case scenarios for global warming, that would have been regrettable.15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
China's proclamations of its 'peaceful rise' appear more and more at odds with the emerging reality
Japanese opposition leader Nobuteru Ishihara
It's not good to have living and dead people in the same building
Lai Wan-hoi, complaining about a private columbarium in her apartment block14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Mainland wind power producer shares rose after a global deal was reached for industrialised nations to continue their subsidy scheme for carbon-reduction projects in developing nations beyond next year.13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
For China, the modest outcome that concluded the UN climate talks in Durban on Sunday was as happy an ending as the world's top carbon emitter could have hoped for.
Several senior mainland negotiators privately called it 'a victory' after they emerged from the final day of the talks, which ran 36 hours longer than the 12 days for which they were scheduled.13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
China's climate chief says the country is 'open to negotiations' on its acceptance of a legally binding target on carbon emission cuts - a move analysts said provided impetus for the long-deadlocked global climate talks.5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am